Tour Cities:Ji'nanTai'anQufuQingdaoWeihai

This 6-day Shangdong Tour covers Jinan Baotu Spring, Tai'an Mount.Tai and Confucius Hometown Qufu, Qingdao, Weihai and Weifang and more tourist highlights ....

Day 1Arrival in Jinan

Welcome to Jinan, the city of springs! Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to check in the hotel in Jinan.

After a short rest, you will pay a evening visit to Baotu Spring Park, where is the best spring under the heaven. There are many clear and crystal spring pools and magnificent pavilions in the park, which make it a fairyland in the city center.

Day 2Jinan/Tai'an Mount Tai

Meals: B,L

In the morning, drive 1 hour to Tai’an. You will first visit the famous Dai Temple, the largest and most completed ancient building of Mount Tai, where ancient emperors always held sacrificial ceremonies.

After lunch, start to climb Mt. Taishan, the leader of the Five Sacred Mountains in China. Take the private car to the Halfway Gate to the Heaven. Then, you could have 1.5 hours' hike to the top of the Mt. Taishan (if physical condition limits, you could take cable car to South Gate to the Heaven). On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak and more.

Afterwards, take cable car to get down from the mountain. Stay overnight in Tai’an.

Day 3Tai'an Mount Tai/Qufu

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Qufu, and have a day tour in the birthplace of Confucius. The highlight of today is to visit "San Kong", the name given collectively to the three main sites of Confucius: the Confucian Temple, The Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery. You will get a full understanding about the life of Confucius, as well as the Confucian culture. Stay overnight at a local hotel in Qufu.

Day 4Qufu/Qingdao by high speed train

Meals: B,L

In the morning, you’ll head to Qufu East Train Station to catch the 3.5-hour G train to Qingdao. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at train station and escort you to the hotel. Your guide will help you check in. Have a break in your hotel.

In this afternoon, you will visit the Tsingtao Brewery Museum, where you can watch the exhibition of the complete process of making the beer and taste the freshly brewed beer. Since Qingdao is famous for the Tsingtao Brewery, you will have a better understanding about the beer and the city after today's visit.

Qingdao International Beer Festival: It is annually held on the second weekend of the August, and lasts for 15 days. You can enjoy the “Beer Carnival” games, beer tasting, drinking contests, music, food, and interactive performances.

Day 5Qingdao

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you will have a city exploration in Qingdao city. The first stop is to Zhanqiao Pier, a symbol of Qingdao city. It was built in 1891 as a naval pier, and now is a famous landmark in the Qingdao Bay.

Then followed a trip to Little Qingdao Isle, whose shape is like an ancient violin, is also called “Violin Isle”. Waterside pavilions, red reefs with blue waves, white tower with green trees and an arbor makes the island as the heaven created a beautiful picture.

Later, you will have a walk in the Badaguan Scenic Resort. It is a great place to embrace Qingdao which is well known for the old villas of different architecture styles. If you miss the Badaguan when visiting Qingdao, it means you haven’t fully seen Qingdao.

The last activity today is to visit Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach, the biggest one in Qingdao.

Day 6Qingdao Departure

Meals: B

In the morning, you will have a walk along the coastline of Qingdao City to May Fourth Square and the 2008 Olympics Sailing Center. After that, transfer to Qingdao airport or train station to take the flight/train to your next destination.

Kind notes: This tour can be extended one day to Weifang city for Kite Museum and Weifang Kite Square, where You could join the locals fly a kite, view all kinds of kite sculptures, and relax yourself in the leisure; or be extended two days to Weihai to visit Liugong Island, Huaxiacheng, Weihai International Bathing Beach, Huancuilou Park and more.

The world-famous Weifang Kite Festival is held from April 20 to April 25 every year. Lots of kite experts, fans and visitors from home and abroad come and join in

this grand festival.

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